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Pentagon Admits to Hundreds More Troops in Iraq

Hundreds more American troops are serving in Iraq than previously acknowledged by the Pentagon, U.S. officials said Wednesday. The Pentagon had said there were 3,550 U.S. forces on the ground in Iraq to train and equip local security forces in the fight against Islamic State. But the Defense Department has now increased that number to 3,870 troops. Baghdad-based U.S. military spokesman Colonel Steve Warren went even further Wednesday, saying it was "fair to say" that there...

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